Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke requests mobilization of National Guard in wake of riots
Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke has requested the mobilization of the National Guard in the wake of violence that erupted in the City of Milwaukee late Saturday, August 13th and early Sunday, August 14th.
Clarke made the request after consulting with Gov. Scott Walker and Major Gen. Donald Dunbar of the Wisconsin National Guard.
Clarke said the following in a statement as part of a news release:
“We cannot allow for a repeat of what happened (Saturday) night. I am going to utilize all available resources to accomplish that.”
On Saturday night, violence erupted in the wake of an officer-involved shooting that happened near 44th and Auer on Saturday afternoon.